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Tia Carrere

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Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo on January 2, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the indie movie Aloha Summer (1988). Although her passion has always been singing (grandmother Rae took Tia to her first singing lesson at age ten), Tia would continue her ascent in the acting world with a regular stint on General Hospital (1963) as Jade Soong and a string of co-starring roles on MacGyver (1985), Quantum Leap (1989) and Friday the 13th: The Series (1987), among others. This was not until her breakthrough role as Cassandra Wong in Wayne's World (1992) and Wayne's World 2 (1993) that Tia was able to showcase both her singing and acting chops. Wayne's World was a worldwide phenom and set the stage for the evil femme fatale Juno Skinner in True Lies (1994), opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, computer whiz Jingo Asakuma in Rising Sun (1993), opposite Sean Connery, and her own series lead of Sydney Fox on Relic Hunter (1999). Other current television work includes appearing on the 2007 season premiere of FX network's Nip/Tuck (2003), on Kelsey Grammer's Back to You (2007), recurring as Cha Cha on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), and voice work on the Disney series Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003). Recently, Tia returned to her Hawaiian roots with four Grammy Award-nominated CDs, winning the Grammy Award twice in 2010 and 2012 where she also co-hosted and performed during the ceremony.  See full bio on IMDb »

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